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PROOF OVERPRINTS - THIN TYPE:Large piece (128x167mm) with 24 impressions (4x6) from the lower-right of the right-hand pane [Rows 5/10 Pos 5 to 8] in red including Stop after 'JAPAN.' [Row 5 Pos 5], 'B' in Wrong Font (Smaller 'B') [Row 7 Pos 6] & the unlisted Broken 'C' [Row 10 Pos 8], small paper inclusions, Cat $2600+. Ex Sybrand Bakker. [NB: Row 9 Pos 7 shows the '6' intact, which means that the unlisted Broken '6' variety occurred later due to wear]
PROOF OVERPRINTS - THIN TYPE:Inter-panneau piece (101x76mm) from the top of the sheet with 8 impressions - 4+4 - comprising left-hand pane [Rows 1/2 Pos 7 & 8] including '4' in '1946' in the Wrong Font (Long Serif at Base) [Row 2 Pos 7] & right-hand pane [Rows 1/2 Pos 1 & 2] in red, faint bend, Cat $900+. Ex Sybrand Bakker.
PROOF OVERPRINTS - THIN TYPE:Inter-panneau piece (101x120mm) from the base of the sheet with 16 impressions - 8+8 - comprising left-hand pane [Rows 7 to 10 Pos 7 & 8] in gold including 'B.C,O.F.' [Row 10 Pos 8] & right-hand pane [Rows 7 to 10 Pos 1 & 2] in red including unlisted Broken 'C' [Row 7 Pos 1] ACSC #J1(PP)1Cz, folded in the gutter, Cat $3800++. Ex Sybrand Bakker. [The largest, or equal-largest, surviving inter-panneau piece]
1945commercial air cover with superb woodcut 'HMAS HOBART/2 SEPT/1945/TOKYO JAPAN' Surrender Day cachet in magenta, KGVI 3d cancelled on arrival at Sydney, minor blemishes.
C of A - Postal History
1930s-60s commercial mailaccumulation in large box noted 1934 registered airmail to Brisbane with Victorian Centenary 1/-, 1938 registered to Sweden with 6d Airmail single, 1939 OHMS postcard with KGVI 1½d 'VG' puncture, 1959 UK Forces airmail with QEII 3d single, 1961 with Fremantle, WA 'PAQUEBOT' cancel, 1962 PPCs airmail to GB with 1/2d Tiger single x3, also censorship, advertising with some illustrated covers, slogan cancels & meter mail, taxed items, instructional markings, etc, a few stationery items, potential postmark interest, condition mixed but many fine.
1973large OHMS cover (404x280mm) sent to Army HQ Canberra endorsed "AIR PARCEL" with Navigators $1 Flinders pair and Pioneer Transport 50c pair tied large boxed 'ANZUK FPO 5/7AUG73/PARCEL' d/s, 'CERTIFIED OFFICIAL/HQ ANZUK Spt Gp' cachet at L/L, large Malaysian 'PARCEL POST/DECLARATION FORM' affixed to back declaring "Official Documents", sealed on back with sellotape and slightly trimmed edges not affecting stamps or markings. [A scarce usage of high-value stamps, which were often not available at overseas Field POs]
C of A - Military - World War I
Mostly WWII with two albums of Australian Forces in the Middle East mostly with Egyptian stamps, album with US Forces in Australia plus some post-WWII material, also a loose bundle including a few naval transport cachets, two Robin Force covers from New Caledonia, 1941 Eritrean Campaign cover with Indian stamps tied by British FPO 186 cds, several from naval personnel in Ceylon with boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR/.../Naval Establishment/NO...' cachets, 1945 from Italy to a POW in India forwarded with 'POW CAMP/GAYTHORNE QLD' cachet, 'AIF FIELD PO/7MY45/No 15' used at Green Island (Solomons; Proud 'Not Seen'), some registered, etc; also some later material including Korea 'CANADIAN LEGION' commercial cover with Australia/GB combination franking plus 'AUST ARMY PO/214' cds & GB RL endorsed "214"; and a Vietnam group including 1969 registered with 'AUST FPO/6OC69/ 3 ' & FPO 3 registration cachet, etc; condition variable. Ex Russell Stern.
Range with WWII including Red Cross Prisoner of War envelope airmail to Germany with 1/- Lyrebird plus three to Malayan POWs, Forces in Australia with variety of unit cachets, 'MIL PO' postmarks and service organisation imprints, a few illustrated covers, also groups from Egypt, Malaya noted 'POSTAGE PAID/25 CENTS/JOHORE' x4 and '.../MALAYA' x3, New Guinea, then BCOF Japan including oveprints, Registration cachets, Australian FPO cancels on GB and NZ stamps, plus a couple from Vietnam, condition mixed but many fine.
WORLD WAR I:Gallipoli postcard with '1ST AUST INF BDE FIELD PO/3AU15' d/s, four KGV 1d Envelopes to servicemen abroad and forwarded to UK camps including registered with 3d Kangaroo & red 'NSW/George-st West' label, also 1d 'MILITARY ENVELOPE' (unusually registered but with the 3d stamp removed), 'Active Service' envelopes with various FPO markings including 'MOUNTED BRIGADE', 1916 'PRISONER OF WAR LETTER/FREE' on Liverpool Camp cover, etc, rather mixed condition.
WORLD WAR II:Inwards mail to Murchison POW Camp from Germany or Italy a few with Middle East censorship all with 'POW CAMP/MURCHISON' x5 or 'POW/MURCHISON' cachet x4 (two variants), mostly by air, four with the original letters, condition variable.
(Qty 9 + letters)
WORLD WAR II:Naval covers including 'PAQUEBOT' on KGVI 3d blue with 'PASSED BY CENSOR' cachet (Daynes N604), 1942 with two different 'POSTAGE CORRECT' cachets and Hobart censor label, 1943 with 'HMA HOSPITAL SHIP' cachet, various 'HM TRANSPORT' cachets including one with reversed 'N', RAN honour envelopes, airmail covers, 'PASSED FREE OF POSTAGE' cachets, Naval Shore stations, variety of censor markings including Tombstone 'HM SHIP' cachets and civilian labels, a few illustrated covers, service organisation envelopes, registered mail, also some post-war items including BCOF Japan, condition mixed but many fine.
WORLD WAR II:1943 airmail Hobart to Queensland Construction Camp censored with red/white label (Little #L6-6b) tied by small circular 'CHECKED/BY/ 6/2 ' cachet in violet - unrecorded by Little - on the face, forwarded to "1 Aust Corps/Recp Camp" then to Papua with 'FIELD POST OFFICE/20JE43/019.' b/s, finally 'RETURN TO SENDER/ON/MILITARY BOARD INSTRUCTIONS' cachet in violet on face, some water-staining & other blemishes. Crash mail?
No longer available
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal Stationery
ENVELOPES - OFFICIAL: 1888 Centennial 1d for Education Department & Cadet Corps - rare - both used; 4d Captain Cook 'CROP REPORTS' with 'Specimen.' overprint x2 & CTO; 5d Captain Cook Savings Bank unused & 'SPECIMEN'; and 6d carmine Savings Bank unused & 'SPECIMEN'; plus four other OS items, condition variable.
VICTORIA - Postmarks
Axe Creek:'AXE CREEK/17JE53/VIC.' superb strike on Postal Card cutout. Rated RRRRR: the only recorded example. TO only c.1930; closed 7.5.1958. [Bendigo District. The WWW date of 17JE55 is an error]
Bittern Military PO:'RELIEF/27MR39/No 10.' (LRD) very fine strike on KGV 5d on cover with 'Bittern Military Camp' h/s (inverted) on provisional R label. PO 28.2.1939; closed 27.3.1939. [Mornington Peninsula. WWW state closed 26.3.1939, apparently an error]
Mount Martha Military PO No 2:'MT MARTHA NO 2/14DE51/VIC-AUST' very fine strike on 3½d brown on piece. Rare. PO 1.6.1951; closed c.mid-1952. [Mornington Peninsula]
Box of coversincluding 100+ from small BWI post offices in the Caymans, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts Nevis and St Lucia; Leeward Islands Postal Stationery including 12 items with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint; lots of military mail including 1901 Boxer Rebellion postcard with message in morse code!, several Boer War items, WWI with PPC bearing 'Soldaten-/Brief/...' stamp, Swiss PPC with 'Internement des Prisonniers de Guerre/MURREN-SUISSE' cachet, POW covers from Belgaum Camp in India, WWII noted Belgian cover with re-addressing label & 'Regiment Cycliste Frontiere/...' h/s, GB Used in Belgian Congo airmail to SAfrica with 'TROUPES COLONIALES/CENSURE MILITAIRE' label, GB 3d POW Postal Card to Thailand, and Nyasaland 'NOT EXAMINED/BY CENSOR' h/s & 'PASSED/Q5' h/s, etc; also BEA 1901 Mombasa to India, 1938 Gibraltar airmail to Ceylon at 3/- rate, Uruguay airmails to South Africa, etc, condition variable. A very interesting lot.
(Qty 250 approx)
AUSTRALIA:Carton including military works by Proud, Emery & Collas, 'Aerogrammes' by Stein, 'Picture Postcards' by Cook, 'George Rose Stereographer' by Blum, etc.
AUSTRALIA:'Australian Imperial Forces Postal History 1914-18' by Bob Emery (1983), and the matching 'Supplement' (1988), both hardbound with d/j.
Eclectic array with Glamour, Nudes, Cats, Royal Family, Humour, Lighthouses, Military etc, also a delightful album of Children including Bonzo x5, Talma 'New Coon in Town' set (?) of 6, etc, condition variable but many are fine to very fine.